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Date:
August 11, 2009
For More Information Contact:
Officer Katie Flood, Public Information Officer, 441.7226

Project Safe Neighborhoods Results

On Friday, August 7, 2009, the Lincoln Police Department conducted its fifty-seventh Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) grant detail.

Two areas of Lincoln have been identified as having a higher crime rate with a history of gun related crimes. The two identified areas, located within the Southwest Team, were the focus of the detail. Three Lincoln police officers were paired with an adult probation officer, a juvenile probation officer and a parole officer. The groups were asked to conduct home visits on individuals currently on probation and parole.

Home Visit Results:

Adult Probation and Parole
17 Attempted
10 Targets contacted
8 Others contacted (roommate, friend, or relative)
8 Searches conducted
5 Tests conducted for alcohol - 1 positive, resulting in a violation

Juvenile Probation
9 Attempted
2 Contacted
4 Others contacted (friend or relative)
1 Test conducted for alcohol/drugs - negative result

Four LPD officers were assigned to the saturation portion of the detail. The saturation detail allows officers to make a high number of contacts of individuals within the target areas. Officers on the saturation detail operate under a "zero tolerance" policy regarding neighborhood issues while on patrol in the target areas. Two officers were in plain clothes, in an unmarked vehicle, for the saturation portion of the detail. The remaining officers were in uniform, operating marked police vehicles.

Air support for this effort was provided by the Nebraska State Patrol Air Wing. Nebraska State Patrol Lieutenant Frank Peck was extremely instrumental in assisting with the operation.


Results:
13Official traffic citations
16Traffic warning citations
4Driving during suspension arrests
9Misdemeanor arrests
2Misdemeanor arrests-narcotics related
4Misdemeanor warrant arrests
4Felony arrests [Robbery (2), Use of a Weapon to Commit a Felony (2)]


Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) is a nationwide commitment to reduce gun and gang crime in America to make our streets and communities safer. Each local program has been contoured to fit the unique crime problem in that district-it is not a "one-size-fits-all" program applied uniformly all across America. Funding provided by the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance.



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